Ben Roethlisberger left for halftime a few minutes early and seemed to be limping.
The Washington Post reported:
Seattle’s Raheem Brock hit Roethlisberger in the knee after the quarterback completed a 16-yard pass to Heath Miller. Roethlisberger laid on the Heinz Field turf for several minutes before gingerly making his way to the sideline. He was briefly replaced by Charlie Batch while testing out the knee. He returned after missing two plays and threw an incomplete pass. The drive ended with a 20-yard Shaun Suisham field goal that put the Steelers up 17-0.
The folks at Rotoworld described it like this:
"Big Ben missed two plays after buckling his knee when Seahawks DE Raheem Brock went low on a hit reminiscent of the one that ruined Tom Brady's season in 2008."
I have to agree with the folks at the official NFL.com blog though, especially if he is your fantasy QB (like he is mine).
It’s certainly not a welcomed sight for the Steelers any time QB Ben Roethlisberger is limping around the field...Roethlisberger was clearly checking out his right knee on the sideline after limping off the field.
Apparently, Ben is a beast, because coming out of the half he is under center and doesn't seem to be limping. Interestingly enough, in one of the first plays of the third quarter, another Seahawk dove at Big Ben's knees; Roethlisberger looked up at the ref as if to say, "Are you going to call this?"
For now, it seems like everything is okay with the big guy.